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CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG ) announced the winners of E-Global Awards 2012 at Terrapuri Resort, Penarik, Terengganu. A total of 6 receipients won the 2012 awards. This year's crop of winners originate from China, Pakistan, Singapore and Thailand.
Global Entrepreneurs Roundtable 2012 to be held in Kuala Terengganu
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG ) announced that Global Entrepreneurs Roundtable will be held in Primula Hotel on 17 June 2012. A total of 16 countries had indicated interest and had sent their delegates to the international conference.
GBDe Ceased to Exist with effect from 31 May 2012
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG ) announced that Global Business Dialogue on e-Commerce (GBDe) will cease to exist with effect from 31 May 2012. CNSG thanked all the international office bearers for their good work and unwielding efforts in synchronising the various e-commerce initiatives, policies development and knowledge sharing over the last decades. All local initiatives in Singapore will now be overseen by CNSG directly.
CNSG to Focus on Trustmarks Accreditation from 2008-2011
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG ) announced that all local initiatives in Singapore will be focused on Trustmarks accreditation programmes for the next 3 years. Of special interest will be data privacy with the introduction of PrivacyTrust to smaller firms.
CommerceNet Singapore New Chairman Mr. Tay Kheng Tiong to lead CNSG into 2008
CommerceNet Singapore's (CNSG) Chairman, Mr. Tay Kheng Tiong has been appointed to lead CNSG into 2008. He will be leading the initiative to recompose the entire CNSG Board of Directors from April 2008 onwards. He is also expected to recompose and appoint Consultative Partners programme with representatives from the wide spectrum of the technology and finance industry by end-June 2008.
[ 31 December 2007 ] CNSG Capital Mooted
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) invites CommerceNet CPs working on project funding team to set up a SPV to take on all funding functions, including technology test-bed funding, non-commercial pilot projects funding, Series-A funding, Pre-IPO and IPO Placement funding from CNSG. This will further restructure CNSG and free up CNSG to focus on the fast growing Expert Groups' technology evaluation and implementation programmes. The new SPV is expected to complement CNSG Consulting Group in its function.
[ 9 November 2007 ] CommerceNet At 9th Global Business Dialog on Electronic Commerce Summit
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) attends the 9th Global Business Dialog on Electronic Commerce GBDe Summit held at Intercontinental Hotel, Tokyo.
[ 8 November 2007 ] CommerceNet Represents ATA Chair at GBDe Working Session
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) represented ATA Chair to report on the current status of ATA at the GBDe Working Session held at Shiba Minato-ku, Tokyo. Other ATA members were represented by their respective countries' organisations.
[ 7 November 2007 ] CommerceNet Attends Asia-Pacific Trustmark Alliance Meeting in Tokyo
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) attends Asia-Pacific Trustmark Alliance (ATA) Meeting in Tokyo. The group was renamed from the former Asia Trustmark Alliance, with the inclusion of USA and Mexico into the grouping. A new MOA was signed to reflect the new grouping's enlarged representation.
[ 20 September 2007 ] CommerceNet Successfully Reviewed and Spin-Off All Non-strategic Commercial Projects to The Private Sector
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) completed the restructuring of all non-strategic commercial projects away from the core competencies of CNSG. Projects that require large fundings are reviewed and spin-off in September 2007. Most of the projects are taken by CommerceNet CPs who had worked on the projects since the pilot stage. All spin-offed projects will now be responsible for their own funding.
[ 2 May 2007 ] CommerceNet CPs form independent CNSG Consulting Group
CommerceNet CPs form independent CNSG Consulting Group to take on commercialised commission on Thought Leadership, Research & Market Intelligence projects. The group also agreed to take on Ventures, Consultancy, Retail & E-commerce and Trustmark projects. Emerging Technology Parks and other special projects will also be handled by the group on a case to case basis. The group will be responsible for its own funding.
[ 5 March 2007 ] CommerceNet agrees to Continue Acting as SPADE Secretariat for Another Year
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) agrees to continue to act as the Secretariat for Singapore Pakistan Development Forum (SPADE) for another year from Mar 2007. This is in view of the strategic alliances CNSG had built into Pakistan.
[ 19 December 2006 ] CommerceNet to Graduate All Non-strategic Projects by Spinning-Off to Private Sector
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) targets to spin-off all non-strategic and commercialised projects to private sector by the third quarter of 2007.
[ 2 September 2006 ] CommerceNet to Assist Dadabhoy University in Curriculum Development
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) will assist Dadabhoy University in upgrading and creting new core courses in systematic curriculum development. CNSG will deploy its entire CP task force to review and embark on the programme progressively. This will allow new courses to roll out as early as first quarter 2007.
[ 18 August 2006 ] CommerceNet FWREG Showcased Fresh Water Filtration Solutions in Karachi
CommerceNet Singapore's Fresh Water Research Expert Group (FWREG) showcased various affordable micro filtration systems for Pakistan. The group was composed of leading venture companies, manufacturers, scientists and consultants from the water purifications and filtration and distribution businesses. The group met local experts and businesses during the trip.
[ 11 August 2006 ] CommerceNet Works with CloniZER on Next Generation Computer
CommerceNet's Next Generation Computer Expert Group signed an understanding with CloniZER to showcase a single unified work and leisure station that gives all the benefits of a computer, scanner, fax, copier, printer, GSM modem, television, radio, CD/DVD, MP3 player and camera. In a single interface that do away with having to worry about the difficulties of installation, integration, and compatibility, the work station is a full working prototype of the future of computing by integrating full ergonomic hardware and software.
[ 10 August 2006 ] CommerceNet Signed Collaboration MOU with Dadabhoy University in Pakistan
CommerceNet Singapore signed a MOU to assist Dadabhoy Foundation to jointly develop Dadabhoy University into a world class university in Pakistan.
[ 10 August 2006 ] CommerceNet Chairman Visits Institute of Business and Technology
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) delegation visited Institute of Business and Technology (Biztek) in Karachi. CNSG Chairman led a simple business books donation to Biztek library.
[ 19 July 2006 ] Asian Trustmark Meeting in Singapore
The Asian Trust Mark Alliance meeting was held in Singapore in Raffles Hotel. Substantial new grounds were broken at the meeting. All parties agreed to promote further cross certification and harmonisation of trustmark codes through Common Criteria. New codes of practice in trustmark certification as well as ATA members' trustmarks will be recognised in all countries. The meeting was held at Raffles Hotel and was attended by delegates from Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and also representatives from GBDe.
[ 15 July 2006 ] CommerceNet to Explore Oman Initiatives
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) CP led by Mr. Mohd Ishak led a study group to Oman to explore areas of training and education in the Sultanate.
[ 17 June 2006 ] CommerceNet led Fresh Water Research Expert Group into Pakistan
CommerceNet Singapore Fresh Water Research Expert Group (FWREG) working team had been looking into fresh water distribution in Middle East and South Asia as the biggest single impetus to battle water borne disease. FWREG led a high level venture team of water filtration and distribution business group to Pakistan.
[ 3 June 2006 ] Biodiesel Fuel Working Group
The Biodiesel Fuel Working Group, part of the NexG Energy Expert Group led various teams into Cambodia to explore economical implementation of the biodiesel. In contrast to the Hydrogen Fuel-Cell working group that is doing more theoretical work, Biodiesel Fuel Working Group is leading more field work.
[ 26 May 2006 ] CommerceNet to explore Next-generation Computer Concepts
Next-generation Computer are unlike anything that we had taken for granted today. It is not about hardware size, nor is it about technology alone. It is about workable, friendly, affordable and solution that are able to reach out to as many non-computer users today. Among the companies working with CommerceNet are PC manufacturers from various region.
[ 9 May 2006 ] NexG Lifestyle Expert Group
NexG Lifestyle Expert Group works towards Health and Beauty Asia focusing on regional herbal based health solutions. An independent company Zamaz International was appointed for a year to lead the focus group to identify, develop and commercialise herbal based health products as affordable and sustainable health care solutions.
[ 7 Apr 2006 ] Mauritius New Urban Transit and Technology
The NexG Urban Transit Expert Group finalised the necessary documents for detailed study of Mauritius New Urban Transit as a sustainable and bankable project.
[ 11 March 2006 ] CommerceNet Facilitates MTrans Monorail to Karachi
As part of the NexG Urban Transit Expert Group Initiative, CommerceNet arranged for the entry of MTrans into Karachi. Mtrans was afforded a 36 sq. m. booths to showcase the monorail solutions in the city.
[ 8-12 March 2006 ] CommerceNet Leads Trade Delegation to Karachi during ITIF Asia 2006
CommerceNet led a trade delegation to the Karachi's ITIF Asia 2006. The team comprises delegates from Singapore and Malaysia, among them many first time visitors to Pakistan.
[ 10 February 2006 ] CommerceNet invited to Conceptualise Next-generation Technology Parks in Abu Dhabi
CommerceNet was invited to conceptualise Next-generation Technology Parks in Abu Dhabi. This is in relation to the excellent track record of supporting NGIP and iTechnocity.
[ 3 January 2006 ] Rethinking CommerceNet: Restructuring into Expert Groups
CommerceNet will be streamlined according to the various initiatives led by Expert Groups. Each group will consist of not less than 5 experts and CPs as the core, coordinating research fellows, scholars, academicians, industry players and suppliers.
[ 29 December 2005 ] CNSG and SECORP Study Possibility to Promote Egypt's Ain Al-Sukhna Industry Park
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) and Strategic Enterprise Corporation (SECORP) of Saudi Arabia jointly study the possibility to promote Ain Al-Sukhna Industry Park, in Cairo, Egypt. The collaboration is based on the broader Next Generation Industry Park (NGIP) framework promoted by the two organisations.
[ 14 October 2005 ] CNSG to Assist Monic PRT
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) agreed to assign Consultative Partner (CP) to study and document emerging technologies relating to Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) with Monic PRT Pte Ltd leading to Proof-of-Concept. The move is strategic as PRT is deemed to emerge as a complementary solution to monorail as the core of next generation transit solutions. Monic PRT is among the first technology company identified by Angel Alliance Group that have potential for commercialisation, which will be guided by CNSG.
[ 2 October 2005 ] CNSG to Arrange MTrans' Entry into Pakistan
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) arranged the signing between eCommerce Gateway (ECG) and MTrans Malaysia to facilitate MTans' entry into Pakistan's rapidly growing urban transit market. All parties agreed that a lot more have to be done for monorail to be accepted as the preferred mode of urban transit in Pakistan.
[ 8 September 2005 ] Mauritius Seminar on Next Generation Urban Transit
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) co-organises Mauritius seminar on Next Generation Urban Transit with International Architects' Salon and Mauritius Institute of Architects.
[ 9 - 11 August 2005 ] CNSG Co-Organises ITCN Asia 2005
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) co-organises co-organises ITCN Asia 2005 with eCommerce Gateway (ECG) consortium. CommerceNet also led an international delegation to Karachi during the period.
[ 21 July 2005 ] CNSG and Angel Alliance Sign MOU
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) and Angel Alliance Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to collaborate on Energing Technologies Proof-of-Concepts, eCommerce Pilot Projects and Commercial Solutions. Both parties agreed that a lot more have to be done for many smaller companies including project evaluation, corporate restructuring, preparation of business plans and management education.
[ 7 July 2005 ] E-Global Organising Committee Meets
CommerceNet Singapore's (CNSG) and the rest of E-Global Singapore 2005 Awards organising committee agreed on the format and key dates for this years awards. The award will continue to encourage and recognise new and deserving entrepreneurs in Singapore.
[ 27 June 2005 ] CNSG to Collaborate with Malaysian Monorail Company
CommerceNet Singapore's (CNSG) Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jeh Shyan Wong went on a detailed discussion to promote monorail as the Next Generation Urban Transit. The technologies developed by Mtrans, Malaysia may be licensed to other countries to build pollution free and effective urban transit while maintaining affordability. CNSG had been working with Mtrans on various initiatives since Year 2003, especially pertaining to monorail technologies in the Middle-Eastern and South Asia region.
[ 27 June 2005 ] CNSG CEO Visits A Local Car Manufacturer in Malaysia
CommerceNet Singapore's (CNSG) Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jeh Shyan Wong went on a working session and visited a local car manufacturer in Malaysia. The manufacturing company is well know for its daring automotive design and hand crafted high quality automobile. Each car is installed with state-of-the-art electronics including GPS terminals. The possibility of collaborations were discussed in detail and expected to lead to a follow up visit by industry leaders from various countries later this year.
[ 18 May 2005 ] CNSG Revokes TrustSg/BusinessTrust Membership of Accredited Company
The management of CommerceNet Singapore revoked Maricar Foundation's TrustSg/BusinessTrust membership for 2 years. All rights acquired by Maricar Foundation under the agreement will automatically expire without the need for any further act or deed.
[ 3 May 2005 ] CNSG CEO Visits Mauritius Cyber City
CommerceNet Singapore's (CNSG) Chief Executive Officer Mr. Jeh Shyan Wong went on a working visit to Mauritius Cyber City and identified potential working partners for key pilot projects in the booming technology park.
[ 27 April 2005 ] Rhythm of Networking
CommerceNet Singapore jointly organised Rhythm of Networking with Junior Chamber International (City JC Chapter) and Hometeam NS Entrepreneurs. The event was held at Lot Stock and Barrel Pub in Seah Street.
[ 13-14 April 2005 ] CNSG-KOTBA Telematics Roadshow in Kuala Lumpur
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) and Korean Telematics Business Association (KOTBA) jointly launched the Telematics Roadshow in Kuala Lumpur. The Roadshow held at the Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is designed to introduce and targets telematics interested group from both the Government and private sector.
[ 16 March 2005 ] CNSG's IP Project Pilot: Rewarding the IP Creators
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) announced support for proper monetisation of Intellectual Property and royalty dissemination to creators and authors with the support of a new pilot project with Comwerks Pte. Ltd.
[ 25 February 2005 ] CNSG CEO's 7th Anniversary Message
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) is seven years old. The Chief Executive Officer of CNSG, Mr. Jeh Shyan Wong, thanked members, partners, staff and contributors for transforming the organisation from a humble beginning of just an industry membership-based consortium pushing standards and promoting eCommerce into the most powerful industry lobby in the region.
The formation of the Singapore Iran Business Council (SIBC), a non-government organisation (NGO) and a not for profit organisation (NFP) to be based in Singapore was proposed following the success of the last trade mission to Iran by the Singapore delegation and in the view of the positive business environment in Iran.
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) attended the Global Business Dialogue on eCommerce (GBDe) Chief Executives Officers' Global Summit 2004 in Kuala Lumpur. The 2-days summit was held at Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Following the successful conclusion of the summit, GBDe released its Recommendations for 2004. It included issues related to the Ubiquitous Society, New Business Models, Securing Electronic Transactions and E-Government.
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) attended the 2nd Asia Trustmark Alliance Meeting in Taiwan. The 2nd ATA Meeting was officially opened by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan. Representatives of ATA from Korea, Singapore and Japan also attended the meeting.
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG), Ecommerce Gateway Singapore, Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Government of Sindh jointly organised the 4th IT Commerce Network Asia 2004 (ITCN Asia 2004) in Karachi, Pakistan on the 9 - 11 August 2004.
E-Global Singapore 2004 Awards Gala Night was held at Republic Polytechnic. Winners and guests were celebrated at the campus at Kay Siang Road.
[ 1 June 2004 ] Pilot Projects: Industry Analysis That Matches Niche-industry Needs
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) has embarked on a broad scale pilot project with assistance from multiple participating tertiary and research institutions, industry organisations, multi-national corporations and local enterprises - to document and produce a series of quality, targeted marketing plan research and industry financial analysis.
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) and The National Trust Council aorganised a TrustSg workshop on the 27th April 2004 at iDA. Online Businesses such as Books/Magazines/Stationery, Confectionery, Cosmetics/Toiletries, Online Departmental stores, Electronics Superstores, Fashion/Textiles/Apparels, Gifts/Handcrafts/Souvenirs, Music/Video/CD, Watch and Clocks, Sports Goods, Pharmacy/Drug store and all other ebusinesses attended this workshop.
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) organised a close door 'Industry Dialogue with IPOS'. The dialogue seeked to address emerging issues pertaining to a healthy development of IP market and the relevance of Singapore as an IP Hub. The dialogue also addressed the need to create a viable IP community that can leverage IP as a core competency for business. This meant putting more emphasis on innovation, research and development, IP protection of new ideas, products and technologies. These emphasis are increasingly critical to companies and individuals, particularly when they can gain commercially from their intellectual capital. The dialogue allowed IPOS to augment its reach and increases instant feedback channel from focused groups pertaining to IP issues and problems within Singapore, a move necessary for continued vibrancy of our IP industry.
This dialogue offered an excellent platform to explore, exchange views, hear first hand the fundamental concerns on some of the key policies, seek clarifications and provide direct feedback to IPOS on sector needs and assistance requirements.
[ 1 April 2004 ] E-Global Singapore 2004 Awards Joint Press Release
CNSG organised a workshop: 'Paradigm Shift: Effective Approaches to Changing Education Needs' at the Republic Polytechnic.
Speakers from both the academia and the industry including a consulting psychologist were invited to present at this workshop. The workshop covered topics ranging from the alternative methodology to creative coursework delivery, the use of cognitive technology in training/curriculum development, protection of intellectual property in course work development and the use of e-learning to deliver educational content. Participants were also given practical tips at the workshop on individualized profiling.
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) in collaboration with Progress Software organised this Executive Breakfast Forum, "Future Proof Technology - Don't be a Dinosaur!". The forum held at the Inter Continental Hotel Singapore on 13th February 2004 was attended by CEOs, CIOs, CTOs and Senior Management Executives from the Financial, Education and Manufacturing sectors.
IE Singapore and CommerceNet Singapore organised a close door 'Industry Dialogue with IE Singapore'. The dialogue session seeked to reach out to industry sectors based in Singapore that are going international. The dialogue offered participants an excellent platform to explore, exchange views, hear first hand the fundamental concerns on some of the key policies, seek clarifications and provide direct feedback to IE Singapore on their sector needs and assistance requirements.
10 December 2003 ] Executive
Breakfast Forum - "Knowledge Management Architecture:
Building your Knowledge Management System to Gain Competitive Advantage"
[ 26 November 2003 ] CommerceNet Singapore Plans E-Global Singapore 2004 Awards with Other Industry Partners
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) plans the framework for E-Global Singapore 2004 Awards with industry partners. CNSG lines up a few industry partners to jump start the project and the first working session is expected to be held in mid-December 2003.
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) signs MoU with Republic Polytechnic√•s (RP) to Collaborate on RP Enterprise Series. The series is part of RP's novel continuing education scheme bringing together with CommerceNet Singapore and IdEA. This programme will allow staff and workers attached with the industry to further their education and gain a Specialist Diploma.
[ 11 November 2003 ] CNSG Proposes Study to Review Framework for Acceptance and Promotion of Copyleft in the Region
CommerceNet Singapore proposes the study of withdrawal of the copyright law from a certain 'predefined creative realm' in this region. This is to allow catalytic 'creative sectors√• to grow uninhibited, gaining market penetration in a systematic but not anarchic manner. The distribution of revenues in the culture or creative industries follows a certain pattern, whereby a small number of very successful creative professionals receive a large share of the money, whereas the overwhelming majority toil without any significant remuneration. This provision will end the potentially monopolistic cycle whereby large and established creative conglomerates with large ownership of the past provides the revenue to control the nature of what is produced, distributed and 'popular' in the present and consequently promising them control over the future.
CommerceNet Singapore's (CNSG) CIAP programme is becoming increasingly popular for off-setting the cost of business plan preparations and companies' non-physical assets valuation. It is especially popular for smaller companies' inventory and assets documentation and charting out business development strategies, as well as intellectual property valuation.
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) organised a dialogue session with the Chief Executive Officer of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (iDA) Mrs. Tan Ching Yee. The dialogue was themed "Painting the ICT Picture: A Dialogue with the Chief Executive Officer of iDA". The event held at the Carlton Hotel Singapore on 6th November 2003 was attended by CEOs, CIOs, CTOs and Senior Management Executives from the industry. The industry and iDA exchanged views on developments in the industry, addressing trends in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) spending, discussing areas in which Singapore would be a good showcase of ICT usage and the state of ICT manpower in Singapore.
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) with support from National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), organised a Seminar, "Graduating into the Depressed Market" on the 6th November 2003 at the Carlton Hotel Singapore, Empress Room 2, Level 2 . The seminar focused on "Current Salary Trends of Fresh Graduates: Aligning Expectations and Realities" and aimed to share clear strategies for employment seekers to react and seek out the limited job openings after graduation. Professionals and academicians came together with the industry to share key strategies and a look at the limited vacancies available in the next 6 months.
CNSG and Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) jointly organised this Breakfast Forum, √’The Way Forward √� Singapore Industrial Infocomm√“on the 8th October at the Grand Hyatt Singapore. Senior Management Executives in the Telcos, Manufacturing industry who are invloved in IT/MIS initiatives attended the Forum.
CNSG and Equator One jointly organised this Breakfast Forum, "IT Infrastructure - The New Frontier of Competitive Advantage" on the 25th September at the Carlton Hotel, Singapore. CEOs, CIOs, CTOs and Senior Management Executives attended this forum to understand how to make their IT infrastructure a competitive advantage.
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) was invited by Kinta International Club to support a 6-star facility to be developed in Karachi known as Karachi International Business Club. The Club will include hotspots and wireless
facilities that will enable IT professionals to gain access to state-of-the-art connectivity in the port city.
CommerceNet Singapore (CNSG) was invited by Asess Technology Resources to present the Next Generation Industry Park (NGIP) conceptual framework to the Saudi Arabia General Investment Agency (SAGIA). CNSG was represented by Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jeh Shyan Wong. SAGIA team was led by the Deputy Governor and other agencies.